grubbily


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grub·by

 (grŭb′ē)
adj. grub·bi·er, grub·bi·est
1. Dirty; grimy: grubby old work clothes. See Synonyms at dirty.
2. Infested with grubs.
3. Contemptible; despicable: has a grubby way of treating others.

grub′bi·ly adv.
grub′bi·ness n.
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Adv.1.grubbily - in a dingy manner
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grubbily

advschmuddelig (inf)
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